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2001 Paul Barlow


Novelty Reports 1995/96

Novelties are new cultivars in their first and second year after release. Our reports cover Early disbud and spray cultivars. Where we have available a picture of the cultivar you will see the name as a link.


REPORTS ON EARLY FLOWERING NOVELTIES

RELEASED IN 1995 AND 1996

Information in these pages is based on reports

from

growers in Scotland.

Contributors of information:

A - Aberdeen  An - Anstruther   D - Dundee  Ds - Dumfries  F - Fraserburgh Fr - Forfar P - Penicuik

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A total of fourteen growers submitted nearly 60 reports covering 19 disdudded cultivars and 17 spray cultivars. Out of the reports received the most popularly grown novelty was the purple single spray - Pennine Swing (5 reports). Disbuds were generally di sappointing with only Oyster Chessington and Lynn Johnson generating any real excitement. Perhaps this simply proves the old saying that 'a fool and his money are easily parted!' Still, there's always next year.


REFLEXED CULTIVARS - Sections 14 and 24

Yellow Dorridge Crystal, 24a, Yellow (H. Walker 1996) Fr
Rooted cuttings from the raiser stopped 15th March. Flowered 2 up for 3rd week in September. Health suspect with streaking of colour in the leaves, very short at about 2ft 3in. Blooms small and of poor quality. Would grow again if good stack can be obtained.

Janice Shreeve, 24a, Pink (Oldham 1995) Fr
Rooted 25th December and stopped 12th March. Flowered 2 up for early 3rd week in September. Habit and health good, height about 5ft with dark green foliage Large blooms but untidy, considered short of petal. Will not be grown again.

Colossus, 24a, Purple (Riley 1996) Ds/F(2)
Rooted end December to mid January, stopped 17th to 23rd March and grown 2 blooms per plant for end August to early September. Plants appx 4ft to 5ft, strong grower with medium foliage, very large bud. Large blooms with some fading reported from the SW. Opinions differ on it's future propects. Both Fraserburgh growers will grow again

Fresha, 24a, Yellow (Riley 1996) Ds
Rooted cuttings arrived January, plants stopped in March. Flowered 2 up for early September. Habit and health good, height about 4ft 6in. Large blooms but loose. Will probably not be grown again

Embleton, 24a, Cream (Riley 1995) Ds
Rooted cuttings arrived January, plants stopped early March. Flowered 2 up for late September. Habit and health fair and foliage good, height about 4ft 6in. Considered to be too late by the reporting grower. Will not be grown again

Beryl Wallbank, 24a, Deep Yellow (Freestone 1996) Ds
Cuttings received first week in February and stopped 18th March. Flowered two up on 4ft plants. No health problems, dark green foliage and strong stems. Considered to be too late and too small for a large. Will not grow again

Christopher Lawson 24a Red (Woolman 1996) Ds/F
Received rooted cuttings mid February and stopped 16th March to 1st April. Height 4ft - 4ft 6in. Grown two up on good plants with strong stems and heavy foliage. Floered for 2nd week in September. Considered small for a large and large for a medium (N.C. S to blame for this confusion!) .Damping due to sea fog reported in Fraserburgh and some fading on reaching maturity. Will not be grown again.

Audrey Duthie, 24a, White (Oldham 1996) F (2)
Rooted early to mid January, stopped 23rd - 28th March and grown 2 up. Plant height variable, 2ft 6in to 4ft 6in, health and habit good. Blooms ready mid to late September. Letter box centres, pink flush and spots reported by one grower, good form but t oo small also reported. Will not be grown again

Oldham Celebration, 24b White (Oldham 1996) F/A/Ds
Rooted cuttings received end Ja n to mid Feb and stopped during February and March. Typical plant height appx 4ft. All growers flowered 2 up. Mixed views on plant health, some growers give good reports for all aspects, others report pitted or yellowing foliage. Blooms pure white with ha rd petals, if you managed to get them. One grower reported petals reaching 1" long then development stopped. Some prepared to try again in 1997.

Pink John Wingfield, 14b, Pink (Riley 1995) D/A/F
Plants rooted during December and early Jan and stopped end March to early April. All growers reported generally good health and habit with plant heights ranging from 4 - 5 ft. All flowered 2 up and report blooms ready throughout September. Some spotting reported in early September blooms but better colour ach ieved this year. All growers will be growing this one again

Bronze John Wingfield, 14b, Bronze (Riley 1995) A/D/Ds
Plants rooted during December and early Jan and stopped end March to early April. Health and habit not considered good, spotted foliage in some cases. Plant heights from 4 - 5 ft. All flowered 2 up and report blooms ready from end August in SW and mid September on the east coast where much better colour was achieved this year. The weakest of the Wingfields but will be grown again in some areas.

June Rose, 24b, Light Salmon (Woolman 1996) Ds/F(2)
Cuttings received mid Feb and stopped mid March to mid April. Flowered 2 up for early September blooms. Plants 3ft to 3ft 6in , health and habit very good - large foliage, strong thick stems. Damped in the fog in Fraserburgh but produced nice blooms in Dumfries. One grower will grow again.

Wembley, 24b, Red (Riley 1996) F/D
Rooted in January and stopped early April. Flowered 2 up for first half of September blooms. Plants 3ft 6in to 4ft, health and habit good, gark green foliage, spindly stems and short neck below the bud. Considered the best novelty in the last 5 years by one reporter while the other was looking for blooms a little bigger. Both will grow again in 1997.

Aimee Jane, 24b, Yellow (Riley 1995) F
Rooted 3rd week in December and stopped 6th April. Blooms available end August. Plant height 3ft and flowered 2 up . Health and habit good but blooms not as big as in 1995 with poor overall form. Will not grow again


INCURVED AND INTERMEDIATE CULTIVARS - Sections 13/23 and 15/25

Sutton White, 25a, White (Riley 1996) F
Rooted mid Jan and stopped mid April. Grown two up to produce a bloom mid/late September, Healthy plants with large foliage, although stems on the thin side. Not considered big enough for a large and will not be grown again.

Tim Woolman, 25a, White (Woolman 1996) Fr
Bought in new this year and stopped 12th March. Grown 2up and reached 3ft 6in, producing blooms for around 20th September. Reasonable habit and health, good medium foliage but neck strength suspect. Good blooms but some damping in the bags. Will be grown again next year.

National Celebration, 25a, Yellow (Riley 1996) F(2)
Rooted end December to mid Jan and stopped mid March to April. Grown two up to produce bloom through out September. Healthy 2ft 6in to 3ft plants with medium foliage, and strong stems. Form good but not considered big enough for a large and will not be grown again

Oyster Chessington, 25a, Other Colours (Oldham,1996) F
Rooted 3oth December and stopped 12th March. Grown 2 up and reached 5ft in height. Health and habit consistent with the parent. Excellent blooms ready from 12th September onwards. A banker!

Lynn Johnson, 25a, White (Johnson, 1996) F
Rooted 7th January and stopped 10th March. Grown 2 up and flowered at 6ft 6in for the end of September. Strong grower with a high leaf count (42 per lateral). Exceptionally large blooms. Could be a banker, will be grown again.

Primrose Dorothy Stone, 25b, Yellow (Riley 1995) A
Plants rooted early January and stopped 23rd March Very short grower (3ft) with thick stems and no health problems. Grown 2 up, blooms were available for mid September. Blooms were very open form although good size for a medium. Not a show variety. Will not be grown again.

Woolley Globe, 25b, White (Rileys 1996) A
Plants were received in early January and stopped around 20th March. Grown 2 up the plants reached between 4ft 6in and 5ft 6in. Health and habit both good, very straight, strong green stems, small foliage with a low leaf count. Bloomed 10th September onwards. Large for a medium. Will be grown again

Geordie, 25b, Deep Yellow (Riley 1996) F/D
Plants received early February and stopped early April. Grown two up, plant height varied from 3ft to 4ft 6in. M ixed feelings on health - considered poor by one grower. and acceptible by another. Blooms available during first half of September. One grower prepared to grow again.


SPRAY CULTIVARS - Section 29

Pennine Swing, 29d, Purple (Riley 1995) A/An/Ds/D/F
Typically rooted during January and stopped mid to end April. Grown 3 stems with between 6 and 12 blooms/stem and ready early to mid September. Plants reached 6ft with one grower but 4ft was more common No health problems reported. Most growers very pleas ed with the deep colour but concerned that it has a major fault because the petals remain pointing upwards. Even with this fault most growers are prepared to grow again.

Pennine Saffron, 29c, Light Bronze (Riley 1996) D/Ds
Probably rooted by the raiser around mid January, and stopped mid April, Plants reached 4ft 6in in height and produced 6-7 blooms per stem from early to end August. Health and habit good in all respects, strong colour. Will try again next year with a later stop. A good exhibition and cut flower.

Pennine Romeo, 29c, Pink (Riley 1995) D
Rooted late January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems and ready for late September. Plants reached 4ft. Lovely clear colour, good healthy plants, strong stems. Long lasting weatherproof blooms. Will grow again

Pennine Ray, 29d, Yellow (Riley 1996) D
Plants received from the raiser in early February and stopped mid April. Plants were grown with 3 stems and reached 3ft in height. Plant health considered poor, blooms too crowded and disc development poor. Not a pretty sight! Will not be grown again.

Pennine Sally, 29c, Pink (Riley 1996) D
Received from the raiser early February and stopped mid April. Plants were grown with three stems and reached 3ft 6in. Strong plants with long lasting weatherproof blooms. Will not be grown again because of poor colour.

Pennine Sally, 29c, Pink (Riley 1996) Ds
Bought in plants stopped 23rd April. Plants reached 4ft in height and produced 5-6 blooms per stem for the end of August. Health and habit good in all respects, although pedicels a little short. Will be grown again.

Pennine Robe, 29c, Pink (Riley 1995) D
Rooted late January and stopped mid April. Grown 3 stems and ready throughout September. Plants reached 4ft. Good colour and strong stems. Long lasting, weatherproof blooms. Will grow again

Enbee Celebration, 29d, Yellow (Masters 1996) Ds/F
Reporting growers so disappointed with this one that they were reluctant to provide much information! Plant height 3ft, long pedicels, colour good, petals reflexed at the tips. Will not be grown again.

White Enbee Wedding, 29d, White (Masters 1995) An
Rooted end January and stopped 15th April. Grown 14-16 blooms per stem and ready for first week of September. Plants reached 3ft 6in. Health a little suspect but foliage and stems good . Pedicels thin and short. Blooms are pale pink during development be coming white when approaching maturity. Prepared to try again with a few plants from one selected stool.

Cherry Enbee Wedding, 29d, Deep Pink (Riley 1996) Ds
Bought in plants stopped 23rd April. Produced 6-7 blooms per stem on plants 5ft 6in in height. Flowering time was first week in September. Health etc good in all aspects. A bit on the tall side but will be grown again.

Flame Enbee Wedding, 29d, Light Red (Riley 1995) Ds
Bought in plants stopped 23rd April. Produced 6-7 blooms per stem on plants 4ft 6in in height. Flowering time was end August. Health etc good in all aspects. The reporting grower was very pleased with this one, it will be grown again.

Southway Celebration, 29d, Pink (Southway Nurseries, 1996) P/Ds
Plants received by the Penicuik reporter in March and stopped 1st May. Plants reached 3ft 6in and produced an average of 5 blooms per stem for mid September. Health good, foliage small on short laterals; good size flowers and strong pink colour. It will be grown again.Our Dumfries reporter was not at all impressed with this cultivar and will not grow it again.

Southway Sterling, 29d, Cream (Southway Nurseries, 1996) P
Plants r eceived in March and stopped 1st May. Plants reached 4ft 6in in height and produced an average of 5 blooms per stem for the second half of September. Health good, foliage small on very long, floppy laterals; good size flowers. It will be grown again with the aim of reducing pedicel length.

Spring Cottage, 29c, Pink (Southway Nurseries, 1996) P
Plants received in March and stopped 1st May. Plants reached 3ft in height and produced an average of 6 blooms per stem for end August. Health and foliage good , but small flowers very closely grouped on short laterals. Considered a cut flower only, not for exhibition.

Pearl Enbee Wedding, 29d, Other Colours (Riley 1995) An
Rooted end January and stopped 15th April. Typically grown 8-10 blooms per stem and ready from early September. Plants reached 4ft but considered poor in all growth characteristics. Will not grow again.

Primrose Enbee Wedding, 29d, Light Yellow (Masters 1995) A/An/Ds
Rooted mid January to early February and stopped early to mid Apr il. Typically grown 3 stems per plant with between 5 and 12 blooms per stem, depending on the grower. Plants reached 4ft in height with health and foliage and habit good in all aspects. Blooms available for exhibition from early September onwards. Consid ered to be a very good addition to the Enbee Wedding family. Will definitely be grown again.

Gold Enbee Frill, 29d, Yellow (Riley 1995) Ds
Plants rooted end January and stopped 23rd April. Each stem allowed to carry between 7 and 9 blooms and was read y by end August. Plants reached 4ft. Health and foliage good, stems on the thin side. The reporting grower considered this one to be short of petals and will not be growing again.


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